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HFF conference breakfast speaker

May 21, 2016
Frank Costa

From Chairman of the largest privately owned fresh fruit and vegetable grower in Australia to past-president of the Geelong Football Club, Frank Costa in an inspiration to all. Find out how Frank grew a small family business into one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, employing over 7,000 people with a turnover in excess of $1 billion; plus how he turned around the Geelong Football Club to win two premierships! Read More »

Hydroponic Farmers Federation farm tour

May 11, 2016
Hydroponic Farmers Federation of Victoiria

The Hydroponic Farmers Federation (HFF)  farm tour will visit Boomaroo Nursery, a world-class vegetable seedling producer, and Thoang’s farm, a truss tomato, strawberry and Lebanese cucumber hothouse producer. This farm tour option is available to registered delegates of the HFF Conference and Trade Exhibition, to be held at the Mantra Lorne Resort, Victoria, from 8-10 June 2016. Read More »

Moving Towards a Digital Society

May 1, 2016
Steven Carruthers
Managing Editor

The Internet is regarded as a powerful resource for information. What started as an idea in a technical paper by Mr Berners-Lee, then a computer scientist at a European physics lab, who outlined a way to easily access files on linked computers, has developed into a global phenomenon that has changed almost every aspect of our daily lives.
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Should I use a PAR meter for greenhouse climate control?

May 1, 2016
Rick Donnan

My greenhouse climate and irrigation controllers are years old and use a lux sensor for light measurement. I was recently told that I should be using a PAR (Photosynthetically Active Radiation) meter. This is apparently much better than a lux meter. Is this correct?

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Truss tomato yields . . . limited by shoot density

April 30, 2016
Truss tomatoes

Download Truss-tomato-yield-calculator-from-shoot-density

Growers of truss tomatoes often overlook the fact that yields are limited by shoot density. Plant density has become somewhat irrelevant now that so many growers are using grafted plants with two shoots being taken from the cotyledons. Shoot density is a more useful term that can be used to describe both single stem (where shoot density = plant density) or multi-stem plants. Read More »

Global innovations in horticulture seminar

April 20, 2016
Royal Pines Resort

On Thursday 23 June 2016, AUSVEG in conjunction with Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA) will hold a seminar to discuss global innovations in horticulture that will demonstrate to attendees the very latest in innovative technology from around the world. This seminar will precede the 2016 National Horticulture Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence, to be held at RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Queensland from June 23-25, 2016. Read More »

Integrated Crop Pollination Project

April 18, 2016

A new video on integrated crop pollinators, a USDA-NIFA (National Institute of Food and Agriculture) Specialty Crop Research initiative.

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